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Mackinnon Stakes An Option For Kawi

Mackinnon Stakes An Option For Kawi

15 Jul, 2015

Trainer Allan Sharrock has revealed that the 2015 Mackinnon Stakes could be an option for talented Kiwi galloper Kawi.

The 2014 edition of the Mackinnon Stakes was taken out by Happy Trails. Photo by: Sarah Ebbett

Kawi proved that he was capable of competing at the highest level of racing when he finished a close …

Recite Ready For Toorak Handicap

Recite Ready For Toorak Handicap

7 Oct, 2014

Trainer John Bary is confident that Recite is on track for the 2014 Toorak Handicap at Caulfield on Saturday after she performed strongly at trackwork at Flemington this morning.

Stephen Baster has been booked to Recite in the 2014 Toorak Handicap at Caulfield this weekend. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

Recite arrived in Australia …

Bary heads to Melbourne for more Group 1 success

Bary heads to Melbourne for more Group 1 success

21 Jan, 2014

Hastings trainer John Bary is hopeful of more Group 1 successes as he heads to Melbourne for Autumn Carnival with three year old filly Recite and the well performed four year old Survived.

Survived ran 2nd to Hawkspur, above, in the Rough Habit Plate at Eagle Farm during the Brisbane Winter Carnival. Photo by Daniel …

Ten-Time Group 1 Winner King Mufhasa Retired

Ten-Time Group 1 Winner King Mufhasa Retired

19 Dec, 2013

New Zealand superstar Mufhasa, who raced as King Mufhasa in Australia, has been retired after pulling up lame following a trackwork gallop on Tuesday.

King Mufhasa finishes his racing career with an amazing ten wins at Group 1 level including two victories in Australia. Photo by: Race Horse Photos Australia

King Mufhasa was nearing a …

Sydney Cup The Autumn Goal For Sangster

Sydney Cup The Autumn Goal For Sangster

19 Nov, 2013

Leading New Zealand stayer Sangster failed to fire during the 2013 Spring Racing Carnival but trainer Trent Busuttin has revealed that the five-year-old will return to Australia in the autumn to contest the Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m).

2011 Victoria Derby winner Sangster is set to return to Australia for the Sydney Cup next year. …

Survived in right frame of mind for Windsor Park Plate

Survived in right frame of mind for Windsor Park Plate

20 Sep, 2013

Hastings trainer John Bary believes his four year old Survived is in the right frame of mind to win back to back Group 1s when he lines up in the Group 1 NZ$200,000 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) at Hastings on Saturday.

Mufhasa is one of the main chances for the Windsor Park Plate at Hastings. …

Sangster Back In Australia For Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes

Sangster Back In Australia For Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes

10 Sep, 2013

Classy Kiwi stayer Sangster has arrived in Australia and is set to contest the Group 2 Dato’ Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Valley on Saturday.

Sangster will begin the Australian leg of his 2013 Spring Racing Carnival campaign in the Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday. Photo by: Taron …

George Main Stakes Likely For King Mufhasa

George Main Stakes Likely For King Mufhasa

10 Sep, 2013

Veteran gelding King Mufhasa is expected to make his return to racing in the Group 1 George Main Stakes (1600m) at Royal Randwick on September 21 as the wet weather in New Zealand continues to thwart his comeback in his home country.

King Mufhasa will begin his 2013 Spring Racing Carnival campaign in either the …

King Mufhasa’s Spring plans up in the air

King Mufhasa’s Spring plans up in the air

30 Aug, 2013

Ten time Group 1 winner King Mufhasa’s Spring plans are up in the air after trainer Bruce Wallace scratched the nine year old from Saturday’s Group 1 NZ$200,000 Makfi Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Hawke’s Bay in Hastings, New Zealand, because of the heavy track.

King Mufhasa taking out the 2012 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield. Photo …

Sangster To Have Final New Zealand Start In Makfi Challenge Stakes

Sangster To Have Final New Zealand Start In Makfi Challenge Stakes

27 Aug, 2013

Kiwi stayer Sangster will have his final start in New Zealand before coming to Australia for the 2013 Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival in the Group 1 Makfi Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Hastings this Saturday.

Sangster will head to Australia after he runs in the Makfi Challenge Stakes in New Zealand on Saturday. Photo by: Taron …